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High alert in Mumbai after air strike in Pak

MUMBAI: As a corollary to the airstrike on terror camps in Pakistan, town was placed on prime alert on Tuesday. The state heightened vigil across essential installations and utilities, through air, sea and land, in particular public transportation. It additionally sought the assistance of casual companions like fishermen and cyber safety professionals, who function as the eyes and ears of the safety equipment.

Mumbai Police sounded an alert, following standard operating procedure (SOP). "We have alerted all officers at our 94 police stations, including sea ports, to be vigilant. There will be routine nakabandis in some parts of Mumbai," mentioned an officer.

Police PRO Manjunath Singe mentioned, "Quick response commandos, the special branch, and the police's intelligence unit are collecting information. Most police manpower is on bandobast."

Kneejerk reactions did spread in the town by Tuesday night. Commuters in Kandivli panicked on recognizing an deserted field on a BEST bus. They induced the driver to stop on SV Road and take the bus to the police station. "A large number of people gathered at the police station. On checking, the box was found to contain an AC compressor. Someone forgot it on the bus," an officer mentioned. "Anyway, such caution is good and commuters need to be careful on all forms of public transport."

BEST spokesperson Balasaheb Zodage mentioned drivers can be provided with walkie-talkie units so that they may be able to keep up a correspondence with the keep an eye on room in an emergency.

Railway safety businesses carried out anti-sabotage tests at nodal stations on Western Railway and Central Railway. The Government Railway Police in addition to the Railway Protection Force pressed personnel into action on trains and platforms. Baggage was checked with hand held metal detectors at a couple of places. The canine squad too was pressed into action. "Unauthorized hawkers were cleared. We appeal to commuters to report abandoned objects and to not panic," mentioned an officer.

Vigilance was increased on the airport and flyers were in moderation frisked.

State cyber head Brijesh Singh issued an advisory for the ones coping with non-public identity knowledge akin to passwords, electronic mail addresses, Aadhaar numbers and such like. "They must conduct an audit to harden their systems and networks against intrusion and exfiltration of data," he mentioned.

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